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Mount Rainier Ranger plunges to death rescuing Waco climbers

(CNN) -- A national park ranger fell to his death on Mount Rainier Thursday afternoon while assisting in the rescue of four injured climbers.

Attorneys: Sandusky's adopted son says he's also a victim

BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Matt Sandusky, an adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, said through his attorney Thursday that he was also a victim of the former coach's sexual abuse, adding that he had been prepared to testify for the prosecut

House panel recommends Holder contempt citation

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Voting on strictly partisan lines, a House committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious

NOAA offers toolkit during Lightning Safety Awareness week

“The message of this campaign is simple: If you can hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you – go indoors immediately,” said Donna Franklin, National Weather Service lightning campaign manager.

Obama asserts executive privilege on Fast and Furious documents

Washington (CNN) -- An extraordinary House committee hearing began considering a contempt measure against Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday even though President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege over documents sought by the pan

Man tries making meth in housewares aisle at Walmart

When a man being watched on surveillance cameras began shaking a salt shaker in a local Walmart housewares aisle, security guards' worries became reality. Mentor police were called and the suspicions were confirmed.

Police: Akron mother forced young daughter into prostitution

Akron, OH  — An Akron mother has been charged with forcing her young daughter into prostitution.

Facebook acquires facial recognition startup Face.com

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Facebook has acquired Israel-based Face.com for an undisclosed sum, Face.com confirmed Monday in a post on its blog.

Asians surpass Latinos among new arrivals to America

The immigration debate often centers on stemming the flow of people entering the United States illegally and what to do about securing borders to the south.

Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car

During the hot Texas summer, the danger of children dying from being left unattended in vehicles increases, warns Deanna Franklin, Texas AgriLife Extension Service Agent, McLennan County. Safe Kids USA has launched a new campaign titled, ACT.